1 dead, 3 hurt in San Pablo City Road Accident

One person was killed and three others, including two Chinese nationals, were seriously injured when a truck collided with their tricycle on the Maharlika Highway in San Pablo City early Friday morning, police said.

The sole casualty was identified only as Maricel, 25, said Superintendent Ferdinand de Castro, San Pablo City police chief.

Her companions that evening, Xiadong Gong, 21, and Ken Wang, 26, and the tricycle driver, Rolando Lacap, were badly hurt and were taken to the San Pablo City Medical Center.

De Castro said the victims had come from a bar and were headed to a hotel in the city, when the truck rammed their tricycle in Barangay (village) San Rafael at around 2:20 a.m.

The truck driver, Dionesio Fernandez, was placed under police custody for investigation, De Castro added.

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